Benn to get his feet wet for Stars on Tuesday

AP

A lot is riding on new additions to the Dallas Stars, but ultimately, they go as far as Jamie Benn and other stalwarts can take them.

The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner is one of a handful of Stars who elected to undergo hip surgery during the off-season, so there’s some question about where he’ll be at.

The team might get an idea of his progress on Tuesday, as Benn (and fellow hip surgery recipient Ales Hemsky) will see some pre-season action against the St. Louis Blues.

That’s great news all-around, although head coach Lindy Ruff admits that he isn’t sure that Benn is fully healed.

“I think he is close. I think there is a comfort level where he is,” Ruff said. “100 percent? I don’t know. That’s putting a number on it, and it’s hard.”

Ruff stated that he’ll evaluate both players after Tuesday’s game to weigh the pros and cons of giving them more reps vs. more rest.

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